Whites will be looking to bounce back into the play-off places when they travel to Damson Park this Saturday.
Last weekend’s home defeat to Sutton United saw Chris Kinnear’s side drop out of the play-off places for the first time since August.
But Dover’s gaffer will be confident mood, with his team currently unbeaten in four league matches on their travels.
However Athletic have a tough task ahead of their trip to the midlands, with Mark Yates’ side victorious in their last three home games in the National League.
Moors boss Yates, appointed as manager in November following the resignation of previous boss Richard Money, won the most recent National League Manager of the Month award after his side won three and drew one of their four league matches in January.
One of Athletic’s squad will be familiar with his surroundings at the weekend.
Nortei Nortey featured 12 times for Solihull last season, scoring once.
SOLIHULL’S RECENT FORM
10/02/17 EBBSFLEET 1-0 SOLIHULL
Luke Coulson came off the bench to net the only goal at Stonebridge Road on Saturday.
The midfielder fired into the top corner on 73 minutes after cutting inside from the wing as Fleet scored for the first time in over seven hours of football.
Kwame Thomas went close for the visitors in the first half, while Moors keeper Max O’Leary denied Jack Connors at the other end.
Ater Coulson had scored his fifth of the season, Danny Kedwell almost doubled the hosts lead, dispossessing Liam Daly and running clear, only for Kristian Green to deny the striker with a last ditch recovery tackle.
But United held on to register their first home win of 2018.
30/09/17: DOVER 1-0 SOLIHULL
Ryan Bird’s late goal put Dover back onto top spot and sent a bumper Crabble crowd home happy.
In front of a season high of 2,795, the striker powered home Cambridge loanee Paul Lewis’ cross in the 81st minute to finally break the deadlock.
Bird had volleyed high and wide early on and Mitch Brundle was off target with a low drive as the home team took the game to the visitors.
Moors’ keeper Nathan Vaugan tipped over Mitch Pinnock’s fierce free-kick after Kadell Daniel had been felled just outside the box.
Pinnock then tried his luck with an acrobatic overhead kick that bounced the wrong side of Vaughan’s post.
A spectator for much of the half, home goalie Mitch Walker was quick off his line to deny Shepherd Murombedzi from poking the ball underneath his body.
The stopper then palmed away the same player’s strike from the edge of the area shortly after Mitch Brundle’s cross-sum-shot eluded both Manny Parry and Daniel at the other end of the pitch.
Joe Payne fired wide after the break for the away side and Pinnock’s header had Vaughan scrambling across his goalline to catch the ball.
Captain Brundle thought he had given his side the lead following a rampaging run from his own half, but his shot deflected agonisingly wide of the post.
But Athletic finally made the breakthrough thanks to Bird and the lead was almost doubled minutes later.
Lewis’ scorching drive from Brundle’s lay-off whistled the wrong side of the post leaving the home side to hang on for the remaining few minutes.
And Whites were nearly punished in injury time.
Firstly Darren Carter curled over a free-kick and goalkeeper Vaughan – up for a Solihull corner, headed over when well placed.
But Chris Kinnear’s men held firm until the final whistle to secure all three points.
04/03/17: Dover 0-0 Solihull
12/11/16: Solihull 2-3 Dover
For those wanting to wear the same colour shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their white ones.
Prices are as follows:
Adults – £15
Over 65’s / Serving Military Personnel with a valid ‘Forces’ ID card, Students with a valid NUS card and young adults (16-17 year olds) – £10
12-15 year olds – £10
Under 12’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)
The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
Coverage starts from 2pm.
SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES
AFC FYLDE V LEYTON ORIENT
ALDERSHOT TOWN V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
BOREHAM WOOD V GATESHEAD
CHESTER V EASTLEIGH
FC HALIFAX TOWN V EBBSFLEET UNITED
GUISELEY V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V WOKING
MAIDSTONE UNITED V BARROW
SUTTON UNITED V WREXHAM
TORQUAY UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
TRANMERE ROVERS V BROMLEY
There is a coach travelling to Fylde on Saturday 24th February and it is not too late to book your space on it.
It departs Crabble at 7am and the the prices are as follows:
Adult members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (Under 16) £15.
Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Dagenham & Redbridge.
Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.